PITTSBURGH Asset Metal
Recovery LLC wants to open a scrap processing plant in Italy,
Texas, where it is based.
Company president Hannah Braden
is seeking a special-use permit to open on a 8.15-acre site in
Ellis County. The company has its own stream of incoming scrap
and works with an affiliated company that has participated in
the demolition business for a decade, Braden told
The property is zoned for
manufacturing and includes more than 21,000 square feet of
office and building space. Asset Metal Recovery already owns
shears and plans to add a baler and truck scale.
There are no major metals
recyclers in the area, Braden said, noting that the facility
will be open to the public.
The towns planning and
zoning commission will hold a public hearing April 22 to
consider the request. If approval is granted, the request will
be addressed at a May 13 city council meeting.
The company has already received
approval from the state and could be open 90 days after it
receives city council approval.